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Tanking Test Success

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Published October 27, 2010


Discovery is revealed at Launch Pad 39A one day after the successful test of the new super lightweight external fuel tank. The main objectives of the test were to evaluate the strut loads between the tank and the solid rocket boosters and to verify the integrity of the new components of the tank. Weighing 7,500 pounds less than its predecessors, the lightweight tank was developed to increase the Shuttle payload capacity on International Space Station assembly flights. Discovery launched June 2, 1998 on STS-91, the final shuttle/Mir docking mission. Image credit: NASA May 19, 1998


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Creator NASA
Date 2010-10-27
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Year 2010
Publicdate 2011-04-20 00:55:07
Addeddate 2011-04-20 00:55:07
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